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Hi there.

I have a 2 foot tank with common Bristlenose and fan-tail guppies which I have had for at least 6 months.

Over the past 4 weeks I have added 8 Coolie loaches and 8 Pakistani loaches. I do regular water changes and I have a

external canister filter running. I feed the fish Hikari Algae wafers,Sera Flora vegetable flakes along with Lebanese cucumber

or zucchini. My problem is that the loaches are dying and I am wondering if they need a different diet even though

the LFS said what I was current;y using was fine. I didn't know if feeding bloodworms would be good in-case

the bristlenose were eating them also?

Thanks in advance


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You are onto it. I like feeding some spectrum pellets and frozen brine shrimp. Helps keep the loaches fat, and should be fine with other fish too.

If you wanted an insane option.... you could infest tank with snails..... free meat for loaches and snails would be happy with veggies.

But yea.... insane.

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Hmmmm..... they would be skinny if its starvation...... as above they are delicate to certain types of water contamination e.g. copper.

[MENTION=9246]Donny@ageofaquariums[/MENTION] if loaches are scaleless which im not sure of would full dosing with treatments knock them over? Not saying that theres been any meds put in the tank more a question

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